For the Soul

How to Shop for a New Church (Without Being a Consumer)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The following article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of Columbia’s Contact magazine. It’s written by David Warkentin, director of our Columbia One and General Studies programs. Let’s be honest, looking for a church — a.k.a “church shopping” — is a common part of the North American Christian experience. Advances in technology mean even the … Read More

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Twists & Turns: En Route to Discovering Your Calling

Thursday, May 12, 2016

“So you’re laying me off? ” I sat across the table from my boss, heart racing. It was the last week of my maternity leave. This meeting was supposed to be a time to reconnect and line everything up for my return to my role as a non-profit communications specialist. It wasn’t supposed to be an “I’m sorry, … Read More

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Space for Difference: Learning to Disagree with Integrity & Kindness

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

This article first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of the Columbia Contact magazine. It was written by Janet Boldt, who’s been a member of Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Studies faculty for 24 years.  Her courses include Conflict Management, Effective Teaching, and Cultural Anthropology. The world seems to be falling apart because of difference. Isis seeks to … Read More

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